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A 25-year-old male asked:

Use zyprexa for sleep getting off 2.5mg alot of antipsychotics make me gain weight except geodon (ziprasidone) but it wasnt sedative any sedative med with geodon (ziprasidone)?

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Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Alternatives: The best antipsychotics for sedation are Seroquel and Saphris (asenapine). See if your doctor will prescribe some clonazepam for sedation but it should be monitored.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
First please have a complete physical examination to know if you have an illness. If not, your medication should be managed by a Psychiatrist. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help. You may be referred for a sleep study.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2022

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